Tennis Camps – A Summer Tennis Camp for Youth
If your child expresses an interest in learning tennis, or is already burning up the court with his backhand, think about matching him up with a tennis camp.
For beginning players, look into a daytime tennis camp setting that will allow your youngster to learn the rudimentary aspects of the game and how to play it, and includes basics like how to hold the racket and what the lines on the court signify.
Programs that cater to young beginners are well versed in how to make the introduction to the sport productive as well as fun, but insure that the instructors are at ease working with young children. A too-intense camping experience could sour your little one's attitude on the game.
For junior age tennis players who want a lot of playing time, competitive matches, individualized instruction and concentrated guidance on a particular aspect of their game, opt for a residential tennis camp program. Participants can schedule private lessons, play a lot of competitive matches, benefit from professional coaching experience, and partner with or play against similarly skilled peers.
Tennis camps traditionally take place in the summer months, and very often are hosted on college and university campuses like Harvard, for example. Camps in this setting allow participants to take advantage of top-notch courts, workout facilities and training staff. Many camps will offer both indoor and outdoor courts, and offer nighttime play and instruction with professional lighting. Campers who participate in camps at this level are often able to showcase their talents in front of college coaches and professional clubs that come by for a look.
Residential tennis camps are in operation all over the United States – many are sponsored by professional athletes or sporting goods manufacturers like Nike. Most towns and cities, even public high schools and junior highs may offer tennis camps in a daytime format on public or school courts, and are considerably less expensive than residential camps.
Many tennis camps have dress codes (all players must wear tennis whites) and equipment specifications – be sure to apprise yourself, and your child, of the rules and regulations in practice at the camp you select.
Your child and tennis camp – that might be a love match!